Appendix A. Checklist for a financial due diligence investigation

The review period would typically cover the last three years.

History and commercial activities

  • Summary of the legal structure and ownership of and any changes since the last annual return

  • Brief account of history, locations and nature of business

  • Copy of the latest business plan and/or any corporate brochures

  • Description of products/services and any other trading activities

  • Details of main competitors and market position, including estimated market share and any recent industry surveys

  • Details of key customers including terms of trade and an analysis of turnover by customer during the review period

  • Details of key suppliers including terms of trade and an analysis of purchases by supplier ...

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